How To Get From Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe (& Vice Versa)



Are you searching for the best way of getting from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe? Our guide will help you choose the safest and most direct route possible.

Planning a trip around Koh Lipe, on the Thailand archipelago in the Andaman Sea has never been easier.

Sunrise Beach Koh Lipe Thailand

Despite being the southernmost Thai island, and less accessible than other larger areas, with a number of routes on offer, travelling from Koh Lanta Yai (or Koh Lanta) to Koh Lipe is simple and stress-free.

Koh Lipe is only reachable by water so the array of speedboats and ferries at your disposal will let you island hop to your heart’s content.

How to get from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

Take your pick from the best on-sea modes of transport to get you from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe.

Option 1: Koh Lipe Ferry

Taking a ferry to Koh Lipe is the most popular method of travel. You can choose to take the ferry transfer from Saladan Pier to the Arrival Floating Pier in Koh Lipe.

Tigerline Ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

You can also book a trip on the high-speed ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe, which docks at the Koh Lipe Pier.

While they are very similar routes, if you are looking for a more straight forward mode to travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe, this is perfect for you. 

There is an extra charge of $1.60 for the added experience of a longtail boat ride to the island.

Journey time: 3 hours

The cost involved: from $53.36 (1700 Thai Baht) for adults, $38 (1190 Thai Baht) for children

Check tickets: for a high-speed ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe here.

Option 2: Speedboat to Koh Lipe

Take all the worry out of your travel day with a simple speedboat trip from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe. With hotel pick-up included, seal the deal and book your stress-free Koh Lipe transfer.

Speed Boat Transfer from islands in Thailand

Journey time: 3 hours

Cost involved: $20 (630 Thai Baht)

Additional charges: National park entry fee –  $7 for adults and $6 for children.

Check tickets: from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe by speedboat here.

Need to Know Before you go from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

Here is some additional info that you might want to know before you go to Koh Lipe from Koh Lanta:

Immigration Office on Koh Lipe Thailand

How far is Koh Lanta from Koh Lipe

Koh Lanta is approximately 129 km from Koh Lipe. Heading to Koh Lipe via Koh Lanta means you will land at Krabi airport, travel to Koh Lanta, an onwards to Koh Lipe.

Koh Lipe Beach - How to get from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

There are a number of other areas with travel routes including Koh Phi Phi, Satun, Langkawi, Koh Tarutao and Hat Yai to Koh Lipe, with the closest airport being in Hat Yai.

Getting from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions in regards to getting to Koh Lipe from Koh Lanta:

Enjoying the Speed Boat In Thailand

1. Can you fly to Koh Lipe?

While Koh Lipe doesn’t have an airport of its own, you can fly to Krabi International Airport, from which you can travel to Koh Lanta and on to Koh Lipe via ferry or speedboat.

2. Wondering what to do on Koh Lipe?

Koh Lipe is a secluded paradise with a number of activities to enjoy including water sports, hiking, and exploring the island.

Enjoying the Walking Street is top of the list, where you can find traditional food and fun souvenirs. The three main Ko Lipe beaches are Pattaya, Sunset and Sunrise.

There is also some amazing island hopping tours including a trip from Koh Lipe to Langkawi, a Malaysian island just 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

3.  Wondering what to do on Koh Lanta?

Koh Lanta is a fun island. I’m sure you will find more tourists here than locals, but yet you will still be very aware of the fact that you are in Thailand. From beaches to massages, to day tours, to cliffside cafes. Here is our list of the best Koh Lanta attractions to include in your itinerary.

Final Words:

Finding the right travel mode is the key to success on your island-hopping vacation. So, don’t miss the chance to explore this lush island paradise off the coast of Thailand!

Over to you:

  • Which option did you find the best for your tavel from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe. Please share your experiences with us in the comments below.

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Andrzej Ejmont

Andrzej believes life to be a never ending adventure. Originally from Poland, he is a devoted husband and father. Dedicated and enthusiastic to chase all his dreams. Storytelling to entice other families to travel.